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Presidential Biographies

Wilson, Obama and Congress

Scott Porch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Scott Porch

"Wilson wanted to put a face on the presidency," said A. Scott Berg, whose new biography Wilson is a comprehensive and deeply human portrait of the former president.

Reading Through the Presidents

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Paul Schmitz

I spent time researching the most authoritative and balanced biographies, choosing to understand the presidents' lives, not just their years in office. It took me six years, but it proved to be one of the most fascinating ways to learn our nation's history. Here is a list.

A Short Biography About America's Shortest Presidency

AP | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

-- "William Henry Harrison" (Times Books), by Gail Collins: At some point every schoolchild learns that William Henry Harrison was America's briefest...

Washington Biography

New Yorker | Jill Lepore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington's contemporaries saw in him what they wanted to see. So have his biographers, of whom there have been many, including a delegate to the Con...

Presidents' Day History: The Must-Reads Of Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS, POLL)

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Here is a short list of some of my favorite Presidential biographies -- all what I call "must reads."

Presidential Library: A President's Day Reading List

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

With President's Day near, it's a good time to think about great books about the presidents. Here's a list of my favorites -- all told by great storytellers, great writers and great historians.